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Jul 04, 2012

7/2 Frago

+ U.S. Navy Boosting LCS Core Crew Up to 50% + Setbacks for New Russian Fighter Plane in India....More
Jul 03, 2012

A400M Grizzly Becomes Atlas

On July 6 the A400M, officially unveiled as “Grizzly” at the Farnborough 2010 airshow, will be very officially re-baptised as“Atlas”...at least as....More
Jul 03, 2012

Note to Ares Readers

Dear Readers, Due to repeated violations, a flagrant disregard for meeting our ethical requirements to participate, and his ongoing refusal to adhere....More
Jul 02, 2012

Jamming? U Tex Can Do It Anyhow

Reports of the death of the Global Positioning System may be premature, but that is not to say that the system is altogether healthy....More
Jul 02, 2012

6/29 Frago

+ Japan Agrees to F-35 Buy Despite Price Increase + Jamming Grenades, Micro-Missiles: Israel’s Latest War Tech....More
Jul 02, 2012

DARPA's Smart Minefield to Use Smartphone Tech

Landmines are widely condemned, so it is somewhat of a surprise to see DARPA announce plans to award Textron Defense Systems a sole-source contract....More
Jul 02, 2012

FREMM Successfully Fires First Torpedo

The Aquitaine, the first-of-class of the FREMM multi-mission frigates for the French navy, has successfully fired it first anti-submarine torpedo....More
Jul 02, 2012

The Madness Continues

Lawmakers on the defense committees are fired up and motivated to find a way to prevent a $500 billion reduction in Pentagon spending next year. But....More
Jul 02, 2012

Gripens for Rent

Switzerland may get some Swedish-manufactured Gripens earlier than expected if a deal hammered out over the past two days by the two countries'....More
Jul 02, 2012

6/28 Frago

+ Russia Preps Mach 7 Missiles — With India’s Help....More
Jun 29, 2012

I'll Scratch Your (F-35) Back If You'll Scratch Mine (JSM)

For all the arguing about the Joint Strike Fighter that we've done here on Ares, some of the factors and decisions simply come down to economics....More
Jun 29, 2012

JSF -- Norway Signs Up

That Norway would go ahead with buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has long been more or less a given as long as the U.S. showed its willingness to....More
Jun 29, 2012

6/28 Frago: Late Edition

+ The Failure of Anti-Virus Companies to Catch Military Malware Interesting post by security expert Bruce Schneier. He links and quotes an anti-virus....More
Jun 28, 2012

Who Should Get Credit for Bin Laden Op?

Spencer Ackerman of Danger Room takes Loren Thompson to task in this post: Defense Industry Shill: Give Lockheed Credit for Bin Laden Kill. We've....More
Jun 28, 2012

When and How Would an Attack on Iran Unfold?

David Fulghum writes in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology about thinking behind a possible Iran attack in the article Raiding Iran....More
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